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King Mackerel, Kingfish

(Scomberomorus cavalla)



Maturity at: 45 cm in length

Max Published Size: 184 cm and 100 pounds

TnT Record: 76 pounds (unofficial)

TnT Season: Year round with peaks from June to Sep

IUCN status: Least concern



General Information: Fish of a great commercial and recreational fishing importance.  Commonly found between 40 and 150 ft but has been recorded at 590 ft deep.  Feeds primarily on fish, shrimps and squids. Large schools have been found to migrate over large distances along the Atlantic US coast.  Most of the catch is processed into steaks or sold fresh, or sometimes canned and salted. Also prepared smoked and frozen.  It's one of the most important fish species in Trinidad and Tobago, highly demanded and esteemed.

Photo courtesy Jax Pier Fishing

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